Can you understand my accent?

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Hi all,

I'm a new warrior but not a totally new marketer I've never created my own video product before because I was always concerned that people would struggle with my Scottish accent. Could I get some opinions from the forum to see if people actually understand me? I've started to put together my own video product but am terrified it will be a huge waste of time if people can't catch what I'm saying!

Please excuse my unscripted rubbish I was talking at the mic, it was off the top of my head to test it!
https://soundcloud.com/claire-walker-13/mic-test
#accent #understand
  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    I can understand you perfectly - although it takes a little more concentration :-) Some people have a very hard time with any strong accent, but I think you are clear enough that it wouldn't be something to worry about.
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      I can understand you perfectly - although it takes a little more concentration :-) Some people have a very hard time with any strong accent, but I think you are clear enough that it wouldn't be something to worry about.
      Thanks so much for the feedback Gene! Do you have any suggestions as to how I could improve it for you? I am doing an on-screen presentation along with the audio in my product, so hopefully that will help a bit! Should I slow down? Was there anything in particular you thought I could work on to improve my understandability?

      I think for my actual sales video I will get an American to do the voice over, at least minimise the number of people being turned off before they try me out
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  • Profile picture of the author Rewbert
    For someone who is speaking english natively there's no problem whatsoever, but someone who hasn't grown up close to the language might have a harder time understanding without focusing.
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  • Profile picture of the author mstrmindmktg
    I think you sound great. I think people need to understand that they are going to get audio from many sources. This is global. I have heard video tutorials from folks with accents much harder to understand, but if the content is great I could overlook it. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Originally Posted by mstrmindmktg View Post

      I think you sound great. I think people need to understand that they are going to get audio from many sources. This is global. I have heard video tutorials from folks with accents much harder to understand, but if the content is great I could overlook it. Thanks.
      Thanks for the feedback - I would thank you properly but I don't think I have enough posts to see the thank button yet. I'm heaving a huge sigh of relief that I am actually understood across the pond
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      I understood perfectly.

      Kilmarnock?
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      • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        I understood perfectly.

        Kilmarnock?
        Lol nope - Coatbridge! Glad to see another Scottish warrior though
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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
          Originally Posted by ClaireVWalker View Post

          Lol nope - Coatbridge! Glad to see another Scottish warrior though
          Ah!

          I'm Geordie, though I've been told by people on YouTube, I'm Scottish so I must be...


          Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    No problems here.

    I'm in Sydney, AUS.
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Once again, thanks to all who have replied. You really have put my mind at ease that it's not going to be an issue
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  • Profile picture of the author kevintg1
    Sounds just fine to me
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    No problem here, you sound normal to me I am in the South of England but I would say non native english speakers may find it more difficult to understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author SShip
    Hi Claire, I listened to it and I can understand you perfectly fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Originally Posted by SShip View Post

      Hi Claire, I listened to it and I can understand you perfectly fine.
      Thank you! Although I think at one point I said crisps, I'll need to try not to use words that have a totally different meaning elsewhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Bastide
      I'm from freakin Brooklyn ...

      you wanna tawk about accents?

      Fugettta bout it!

      Seriously though .. you're fine

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      • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
        Originally Posted by Jack Bastide View Post

        I'm from freakin Brooklyn ...

        you wanna tawk about accents?

        Fugettta bout it!

        Seriously though .. you're fine

        Jack
        I love the gruff Brooklyn accent I guess it's just because I'm so used to most IM things I've seen being done by Americans, I was really worried people would penalise me for being from a foreigner lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    I understood it perfectly.

    But then I come from Airdrie.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    My Grandpa was from Glasgow. Hearing you reminded me of how much I loved listening to his stories. And yes, I could understand quite clearly.
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  • Profile picture of the author J. P.
    Sounds great to me. Perfectly understandable. I have audios of English and Asian marketers who are not as pleasant to listen to as you are. One aspect of marketing is testing. Here's what occurs to me... Check out Fiverr.com for voiceover gigs. Have someone read a short squeeze page audio. Then read the same script in your own voice. Follow up with a split test and see what happens.

    You have a lovely and unique voice, that can be an asset for you instead of a detriment.
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Originally Posted by J. P. View Post

      Sounds great to me. Perfectly understandable. I have audios of English and Asian marketers who are not as pleasant to listen to as you are. One aspect of marketing is testing. Here's what occurs to me... Check out Fiverr.com for voiceover gigs. Have someone read a short squeeze page audio. Then read the same script in your own voice. Follow up with a split test and see what happens.

      You have a lovely and unique voice, that can be an asset for you instead of a detriment.
      Well shucks.. thanks very much I thought the old Lanarkshire accent could be a bit nasal and grating - glad you don't think so!

      Edit: Great idea on the split testing - I hadn't thought of that and will definitely try it out when the time comes
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Grating's a Coatbridge thing. We don't have that problem

    Seriously though, your voice was fine. I had the same thought when I was doing some tutorial videos at arpReach.tv but no-one seemed to have any problem with my accent.

    Cheers,

    Neil
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      Grating's a Coatbridge thing. We don't have that problem

      Seriously though, your voice was fine. I had the same thought when I was doing some tutorial videos at arpReach.tv but no-one seemed to have any problem with my accent.

      Cheers,

      Neil
      Thanks Neil! Technically I only went to School in coatbridge, I was raised and grew up in Baillieston
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    It's good to see some other Scottish IMers. I've been doing this since 2000 and I could count the Scottish IMers I have been in contact with on one hand!
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      It's good to see some other Scottish IMers. I've been doing this since 2000 and I could count the Scottish IMers I have been in contact with on one hand!
      Well seeing as we're such a rare breed I'll need to add you to my contact list for future reference
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        I'm up for trading services for sliced sausage.

        EDIT: That's not as bad as it sounds.


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  • Profile picture of the author Scoop
    Claire, you not only have a lovely accent but you should remember that call centres often set up in Scotland because the accent sounds trustworthy. (Don't ask me how they work out these things but that is something that is sometimes said.)

    It is as much a matter of our own perception of ourselves, and this is where I can give you my own experience. My day job is training adults (face to face training) and I am a bit of a computer whizz, so you would think that creating videos and holding webinars would come naturally to me. Not a bit of it - the reason being that I always hated the sound of my voice. In fact I recorded one video countless times and junked it each time because it didn't sound right.

    That all changed when I eventually bit the bullet and did my first webinars. I thought I sounded awful but the feedback (unsolicited) was amazingly positive. One said it was "the best and most engaging webinar he had ever attended"; another that it was "absolutely wonderful" and yet another that he "loved the presentation".

    This is not to blow my own trumpet but actually to say that our self-perception can sometimes drag us down and stop us doing things when we should just be getting on with it. In my case I must have wasted three years not doing videos or webinars.

    The moral is to be proud of your accent rather than thinking it is a barrier, and just go out there and do the job.
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Originally Posted by Scoop View Post

      Claire, you not only have a lovely accent but you should remember that call centres often set up in Scotland because the accent sounds trustworthy. (Don't ask me how they work out these things but that is something that is sometimes said.)

      It is as much a matter of our own perception of ourselves, and this is where I can give you my own experience. My day job is training adults (face to face training) and I am a bit of a computer whizz, so you would think that creating videos and holding webinars would come naturally to me. Not a bit of it - the reason being that I always hated the sound of my voice. In fact I recorded one video countless times and junked it each time because it didn't sound right.

      That all changed when I eventually bit the bullet and did my first webinars. I thought I sounded awful but the feedback (unsolicited) was amazingly positive. One said it was "the best and most engaging webinar he had ever attended"; another that it was "absolutely wonderful" and yet another that he "loved the presentation".

      This is not to blow my own trumpet but actually to say that our self-perception can sometimes drag us down and stop us doing things when we should just be getting on with it. In my case I must have wasted three years not doing videos or webinars.

      The moral is to be proud of your accent rather than thinking it is a barrier, and just go out there and do the job.
      Hi Scoop,

      thanks for this - a lot of my problem is the fact that I hate the sound of my own voice - I'm glad I'm not the only one! Like you, it is more or less the only reason why I have never created my own video product before.

      I've now bit the bullet, realised that it's my own subconscious trying to make me fail, so I'm sticking with it and getting it done! I've been away from IM for quite a while, so I'm starting from scratch with just about zero budget - decided content creation was the best way to go. I also feel that video has the best perceived value, so going for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahAttkinson
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    I am not a native speaker, yet I can understand most of it. Of course, the message in its whole is quite understandable, so I think it is not very difficult to catch your drift :-)
    I think your accent in very cute :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      Chuck it on a roll with a tattie scone and you're on.
      Damn, now you've made me want a square sausage and tattie scone roll... to asda I go!
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    I'm American and I understand everything you said. Just be sure to speak clearly if you make an audio product and you'll be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingva
    Claire,

    I adore your accent. My boyfriend grew up in Glasgow but he's been here so long that he doesn't sound like you! My only suggestion would be to slow down a bit. That applies to anyone doing a recording of any type - it gives people more time to digest what you are saying!

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    You sound understandable to me..................! I'm from the midwest, the middle of the United States.
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    • Profile picture of the author barry500
      Didnae huv a clue whit yon OP wis talkin aboot...Coatbrig'? Funny enuf Ahm up ther' Monday.

      Dulcet tones of West Central Scotland - I would be primarily concerned that this was understandable to USA/North American audience Claire - which from feedback it is. I spent most of the week recording a video course and listening back to it, I can hear myself speeding up as I become animated about a certain point. This is something at a personal level I try to be careful about.

      I will see what kind of feedback it gets.

      Anyway I'll see if I can find my way to Elliss Street on Monday - we Ayrshire boys get a nose bleed North of ' Mearns.
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      • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
        Originally Posted by barry500 View Post

        Didnae huv a clue whit yon OP wis talkin aboot...Coatbrig'? Funny enuf Ahm up ther' Monday.

        Dulcet tones of West Central Scotland - I would be primarily concerned that this was understandable to USA/North American audience Claire - which from feedback it is. I spent most of the week recording a video course and listening back to it, I can hear myself speeding up as I become animated about a certain point. This is something at a personal level I try to be careful about.

        I will see what kind of feedback it gets.

        Anyway I'll see if I can find my way to Elliss Street on Monday - we Ayrshire boys get a nose bleed North of ' Mearns.
        Hope you get good feedback on yours Barry - I'm sure you will! I was a west coaster up until I was 18, then moved over to Dundee for Uni, stayed there for 10 years, then moved down to London for 3 years. Only just arrived back in Scotland and now I'm over in Fife
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    I love your accent ! American here, and I understood you perfectly...
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  • Profile picture of the author Scoop
    It is good to see so many supportive comments on this thread for Claire. As I suggested in my post above (#28) sometimes we can put barriers in front of ourselves to stop us succeeding and a simple little thing like an accent can seem insurmountable.

    One other observation: I have come across many excellent internet marketers who are not native English speakers but have to speak English in order to promote their business, and some of them have very strong accents. The rest of us should be thankful that we don't have to cross the language barrier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Do not let a mild accent stop you from creating and publishing content. It is not hard to understand your accent.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    Guess what, an accent makes you different from all the other people in the niche, and is the first step to building a lasting relationship with your clients.

    We all talk different, but if you slow it down and pretend that you're speaking to a numpty in a call centre and you'll be fine. If you were to be talking like you could be on Sauchiehall Street on a Saturday night it would be a different outcome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
    Originally Posted by ClaireVWalker View Post

    I've never created my own video product before because I was always concerned that people would struggle with my Scottish accent. Could I get some opinions from the forum to see if people actually understand me?
    Aye - nae bother at aw hen!

    Though I was born in England, I had no problems understanding
    your clip.

    I have a Scottish father and even spent the formative
    years of my life in Newarthill - so not too far away.

    I've got a silly English accent now though!

    Dedicated to mutual success,

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  • Profile picture of the author Amelle
    Claire, I understood every word. You speak very clearly but like someone else was saying, remember to slow down a bit in videos because it would be easier for your listeners to digest the content.
    These days most of us are used to hearing different accents from all around the world.
    Honestly, you sound fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author paj_mccarthy
    No problems here - very clear and easy to understand IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    Love the accent, I grew up in Wishaw so not far from you. I know my accent is still very strong on audio, and a bit of a monotone, but yours is very nicely modulated.
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  • Profile picture of the author David McGimpsey
    Sounds perfect to me, but I'm from Irvine
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    • Profile picture of the author Riz
      As the majority of answers have suggested you sound fine and are understood perfectly by most.

      Also being from Scotland I had the same apprehension before I recorded any audio or ran any seminar out of Scotland. However, just like you I was concerned for nothing. If anything we get complemented for our accent as it is so different (no idea why our accent is loved, being a Scot from Glasgow we tend to hate our accent).

      As Scots we sometimes tend to eat half our words and if we speak together we can speak in ways that a non Scot listening in might think we are speaking a foreign language, lol!

      What I have found is that non native English speakers have a harder time understanding us. So if your target audience is more global then I recommend through experience to talk a little slower and focus on pronouncing all words.

      You sound great Claire now go get that content out there

      Hope that helps

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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    I'm from Iowa in the heart of the U.S. and I understand you perfectly.

    I would also urge you to do the voice over and video yourself... Americans
    are often intrigued by and attracted to British/Irish/Scottish accents. I think
    it will help your sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author CustomDevo
    Hi Claire,

    I'm a non native English speaker, and I'm sorry to tell you that your accent a bit hard for me to understand

    I can probably understand about 70% of it, but it took a bit more concentration from my part.

    My suggestion is, you can always create a transcript and add subtitles on your video, I'm sure it would help a lot of non native like me.

    Anyway, I wish you good luck with the product
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Coatbridge, Fife, Airdrie, Strathaven, Newarthill, Wishaw, Motherwell, Irvine all on the WF.

    Loving it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Goldie
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      Coatbridge, Fife, Airdrie, Strathaven, Newarthill, Wishaw, Motherwell, Irvine all on the WF.

      Loving it!
      Hyndland as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Riz
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      Coatbridge, Fife, Airdrie, Strathaven, Newarthill, Wishaw, Motherwell, Irvine all on the WF.

      Loving it!
      Don't forget Glasgow
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    • Profile picture of the author LynnM
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      Coatbridge, Fife, Airdrie, Strathaven, Newarthill, Wishaw, Motherwell, Irvine all on the WF.

      Loving it!
      And Doric land as well!
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  • Profile picture of the author mialove
    I am not a native speaker, and i am usually only can understand " American English " , and when i hear Scottish Accent, i can't understand a single word, but in your case it was fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author vicwic
    Understood you just fine, but talking slower is tricky esp when you're talking about something that you're interested in. I think regional accents make your products feel more accessible rather than being just for our American neighbours.

    (by the way, i have the same worries about my own Northern Irish "Norn Iron" accent, in case it sounds "harsh" - don't want it to make people think about balaclavas or Nadine Coyle!)

    vicky
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  • Profile picture of the author Borja Obeso
    I can understand you perfectly and i´m not a native english speaker, i think the accent might even be helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    I love all our UK regional accents, especially if the occasional local expression or phrase is used. Somehow it makes the speaker sound "real". I have a boring, "received English" non-accent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    I'm from Lincolnshire in the UK and I understood you just fine (Can I say Och the Noo btw)!!!

    Try and understand my accent, it's much worse lol

    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Kim, that reminds me of a previous life when I used to work for a living and, on arriving in my company's posh Ascot office, was always met with "Therrrre's been a murrrrrrder, Inspectorrrr Taggarrrrrt!" emanating from the Marketing Manager's office!
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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireVWalker
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      Kim, that reminds me of a previous life when I used to work for a living and, on arriving in my company's posh Ascot office, was always met with "Therrrre's been a murrrrrrder, Inspectorrrr Taggarrrrrt!" emanating from the Marketing Manager's office!
      You have no idea how many times it was requested I say that when I lived in England... :rolleyes:
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  • I didn't have a hard time understanding you, but can't speak for others..

    One thing I would mention is try work on your breathing, it quickly became distracting to me. Just some constructive criticism.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    I always think that headsets highlight all the breaths, splutters, lip smacking and saliva gurgling and that a quality desk mike really helps to mask those.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author smartprofitmoney
    Welcome, we all do the same thing here, no big deal, as long as you know up sell, down sell, affiliate. lol

    Nice to meet you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Originally Posted by ClaireVWalker View Post

    Hi all,

    I'm a new warrior but not a totally new marketer I've never created my own video product before because I was always concerned that people would struggle with my Scottish accent. Could I get some opinions from the forum to see if people actually understand me? I've started to put together my own video product but am terrified it will be a huge waste of time if people can't catch what I'm saying!

    Please excuse my unscripted rubbish I was talking at the mic, it was off the top of my head to test it!
    https://soundcloud.com/claire-walker-13/mic-test
    Hi Claire,

    Sounds great, but I am from the UK and have read Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh - so never mind listening to the Scottish accent you can talk it after reading that book! :p

    Seriously though it sounds good - if you are really conscious about it try speaking a tiny bit slower than you normally do and saying every word clearly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Izerman
    Sounds fine.
    No problem at all.

    /Izerman
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
      Hi Claire

      I think your Scottish accent is positiively refreshing! Even maybe a bit of a novelty in the IM circles? & the more you do, the better and more relaxed you'll become too

      ...IMHO.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesL
    No, but I'm terrible with accents. I live with an Irish girl and half the time I don't know what she's just said to me. I simply nod along and smile then say something like, 'really? That's crazy/cool/ridiculous'.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    "mild accent"?!?!? Frankly, I think it is one of the stronger native accents I have heard. You ran over some words, like "paleo"(It sounded like pelio) so fast that it made it harder to understand. For a native speaker, it was no problem, but it might be for a foreigner.

    Steve
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